Frieda Pinto to be next Bond girl?

London (PTI): Indian beauty Frieda Pinto is reportedly set to feature as the next Bond girl opposite British hunk Daniel Craig in a 007 film. The actress, who has received global acclaim for her role as Latika in Danny Boyle’s multiple Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” was invited to a screen … Read more

‘Slumdog’ Named Best Picture at UK Film Awards

Rags-to-riches story “Slumdog Millionaire” continued its fairy-tale journey Sunday, winning seven prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards and sealing its place as favorite for the Oscars later this month. Kate Winslet and Mickey Rourke also gained Oscar momentum with acting wins — Winslet for her role … Read more

Baftas 2009: Slumdog Millionaire profile

Director Danny Boyle’s tale of a boy from the Mumbai slums who reaches the jackpot question on gameshow Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? has swept all before it in the awards race. It won four Golden Globes and is favourite to win best picture at the Academy Awards – … Read more

‘Smear campaign hits Oscar-favourite Slumdog Millionaire’

London (IANS): Oscar-frontrunner “Slumdog Millionaire” is probably being targeted by an organised tinsel-town smear campaign with an eye on gate receipts, British and US newspapers say. “Could an organised smear campaign be about to derail the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’?” The Independent said on Saturday after the film’s … Read more

Review: Slumdog Millionaire (2009)

Slumdog Millionaire: Simply Brilliant Rating: 4 out of 5 Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan Director: Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire opens with 18-year-old slum kid Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) being arrested on suspicion of cheating after being one question away from winning Rs. 20 million on … Read more

Rahman of the moment

AR Rahman probably has a cupboard full of awards the way some Bollywood names have cupboards full of skeletons. In both cases, it’s usually a case of ‘what’s the big deal about one more’. But the Golden Globe puts him, literally, in the global league. At this point, looking back, … Read more

Amitabh blasts ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ on blog

NEW DELHI: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has slammed Danny Boyle’s Golden Globe award winning underdog drama “Slumdog Millionaire” for showing India in poor light. “If ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ projects India as Third World dirty underbelly developing nation and causes pain and disgust among nationalists and patriots, let it be known that … Read more

I want an Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire’s score: Rahman

Music composer AR Rahman on Monday became the first Indian to win a Golden Globe award and is already looking forward to bagging an Oscar for his soundtrack for British filmmaker Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. “For the people of India to get an Oscar is a big thing. So for … Read more

Famous music composer A. R. Rahman turns 43

India’s renowned singer-music composer AR Rahman turned 43 on January 6, 2009. Rahman, who has also been honored by the title ’Mozart of Madras’, was born as A. S. Dileep Kumar on January 6, 1966 in Chennai. His birth name A. S. Dileep Kumar was turned to Allah Rakkha Rahman … Read more

Will Smith eyeing Bollywood project

14790062_willsmith_nov0408_225x300.jpgHollywood actor Will Smith is determined to fulfill his promise to star in a Bollywood movie. He has been taking advice from Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, reports contactmusic.com. Boyle turned his hand to making a film in India with his latest project, which was shot in Mumbai and the … Read more